Devils-Flyers Improve VERSUS Pre-Season Numbers

VERSUS saw growth from it’s pre-season debut to it’s pre-season finale, if the numbers for Thursday are any indication.

The last of the network’s exhibition broadcasts, a Devils-Flyers tilt, drew and 0.1 rating and 102,000 viewers. This was a growth of 34% over the network’s opening pre-season broadcast of Maple Leafs-Flyers (68,000 viewers). Note that, while the latter game aired in neither home market on VERSUS, New Jersey-Philadelphia did air in the New York market. The game grew 81% from the episode of NBC Sports Talk (20,000 viewers) that aired before it. VERSUS followed up hockey with a new episode of their football series, NFL Turning Point (66,000 viewers).

Ratings for VERSUS Monday (Rangers-Flyers) and Wednesday (Red Wings-Blackhawks) were unavailable at this time.

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